He has a cunning plan...
Posted by aogSaturday, 11 January 2003 at 11:10
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I've been thinking about Illinois Governor Ryan's little problems
along with a a couple
. Ryan has spent some time visiting Cuba
and getting chewing the fat
with Castro. Now, originally I thought it was just to flee the press
. But as his term winds down, it may be that prosecutors are just biding their time until Ryan is out of office to avoid the hassles of going after a sitting governor. So perhaps he's been planning ahead for years to flee to Cuba
to escape prosecution! Certainly life can be grand in Cuba if you're a guest of the plantation owner
. And Castro has a lot of pull with the Nobel Prize committee
. Cuba has no extradition treaty with the US and certainly wouldn't repatriate any of Ryan's ill gotten gains. It would be quite the coup for Castro to have an American fleeing political prosecution (which is obviously
only because of his opposition to the death penalty) who was a former governor. I love it when a plan comes together.